[INDOLOGY] request for info and connections (archives in India)

David Magier dmagier at princeton.edu
Thu Jun 9 20:52:25 UTC 2016

Dear Colleagues,

I have a doctoral student here who is well on her way in her research on Indian Arabic scientific manuscripts. She is working on the reception of Arabic medical manuscripts (especially those of Najib al-Din al-Samarqandi [d.1222] in the context of Unani medicine in India).) She is going off to India later this summer on a substantial 9-month archival-research grant -- to be affiliated at Delhi University -- to track down the manuscripts in various collections that she knows house them, and is seeking connections to librarians and archivists (or anyone else who can help her get access) whom she could try to connect with by post or email ahead of time, to improve her chances of getting to see the mss she wants while she is there. She is interested in the following institutions:

New Delhi
     Indian Institute of the History of Medicine and Medical Research
     Jamia Hamdard
     Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine - Library

     Aligarh Muslim University - Azad Library
     Ajmal Khan Tibbia College, AMU
     Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences

     Raza Library

     Khuda Bakhsh Library

     Asiatic Society of Bengal
     Buhar Library
     Aliah University - was Calcutta Madrasa

     Osmania University
     Salar Jung Museum and Library
     Nizamiya Tibbia College and Hospital

     National Institute of Unani Medicine
     Goverment Unani Medical College

I've advised her to get in touch with Anwar Moazzim in Hyderabad for starts. Would any of you have advice on additional contacts or general suggestions for her to pursue? Feel free to reply off-list.

Many thanks for any suggestions!

David Magier
David Magier, PhD
Associate University Librarian for Collection Development
Princeton University
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544

609-258-6950 fax
dmagier at princeton.edu

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